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Annual Faculty Recital

Faculty Recital

The annual Great Neck Public Schools Faculty Recital will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at South High School Music Suite, 341 Lakeville Rd. You won't want to miss this exhilarating evening of outstanding music provided by GNPS faculty and friends!

Performing solo or in groups, instrumental and vocal musicians will give concert-hall-caliber presentations. Highlights from the evening include: "Batti batti o bel masett," from Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; "This Nearly Was Mine," from South Pacific, by Richard Rodgers; "Ventura Highway," by Dewey Bunnell; "Andante and Variations in f minor," by Joseph Haydn; "The Girl from Ipanema," by Antonio Carlos Jobim; "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart," by Duke Ellington; "Superbird," by Neil Sedaka; "Not While I'm Around," from Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim; "You'll Be Back," from Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda; and "The Falconer," by Catherine McMichael.

Suggested ticket prices, at the door, are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. Proceeds will benefit the Music Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to continue musical studies.

Music faculty who will be performing (with their school) include: Korey Coppola (Kennedy), Andrew Denise (South Middle), Amalie Kempton (Kennedy), Dr. Pamela Levy (North High), Dr. Janine Robinson (South High), Joseph Rutkowski (North High), Michael Schwartz (South High), Alexander Swerdlin (district), Matthew Trinkwald (North Middle), and Anthony Virgilio (North Middle and South High).

Non-music faculty/administration performers include: Zachary Boyt (North Middle), Stephen Goldberg (Village), Daniel Holtzman (North High), Dr. Stephen Lando (administration), Dr. David Manuel (South High), Thomas Marr (South High), Ilana Meredith Schikler (North High), Steve Tringali (South High), and Robert Zahn (South Middle).

Performing friends will include: Laura Gustavsen, Peggy Rakas, Debra Schild, and Vlad Lapin.

Light refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Dr. Levy, event coordinator, at (516) 441-4740, or at


Student Selected for All-State Wind Ensemble

Samuel Levine, a junior at South High School, originally selected as a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Music Conference Alternate, has been placed into the All-State Wind Ensemble. He will play the flute. At South High, Samuel is a member of the Wind Ensemble and the Chamber Symphony Orchestra. Samuel will join South's previously announced musicians selected for All-State: Michelle Xing (bassoon, Band), Eric Yang (clarinet, Band), and Asia Zhang (violin, Orchestra), as well as Fiona Lyngstad-Hughes who, last week, also advanced from Alternate to an All-State position. She will sing soprano in the Treble Chorus.